I’ve never seen something quite like this before.
The stock market rallied to a new all-time high on Friday. But… it’s actually oversold.
Let me explain…
The S&P 500 closed within spitting distance of 3400 on Friday. That’s its highest level ever. Most investors probably headed into the weekend feeling pretty good about things…
Unless they checked their account balances on Saturday morning.
Most stocks were lower last week. On Friday, for example, only 44 of the 3,068 stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange hit new highs. On the Nasdaq, which also closed at a new high on Friday, only 29% of the stocks closed higher on the session.
So, unless you only own shares of Apple (AAPL) – which were responsible for nearly all of the market’s gains last week – you might be looking at your account and wondering “What new highs?” The rest of the market has been selling off and is now oversold.
The NYMO is a momentum indicator that helps measure overbought and oversold conditions. As a general rule, whenever the NYMO moves outside of its Bollinger Bands, it indicates an extreme condition that often reverses within a few days.
For example, when the NYMO trades above its upper BB, the market is overbought and vulnerable to at least a short-term decline. When the NYMO trades below its lower BB – as it did on Friday – the market is oversold and due for a bounce.
So, investors are facing a unique situation right now – where the stock market is trading at its highest level ever… and it’s due for an oversold bounce.
Let’s just chalk this up to another one of those things the market is doing this year that nobody has ever seen before.
But what does it mean? Honestly, I have no idea – we’ve never seen this condition before.
But, if you forced me to guess, I’d say stocks that performed poorly last week are likely to bounce a bit this week. And, the stock that performed the best, AAPL, is likely to give up some of last week’s gains.
Best regards and good trading,
P.S. There’s no doubt, the market has made some unusual moves this year. And, at the same time, new investors are jumping into the market in droves…
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